Springwell Running Club - Press Release – 17th June 2018

Boom 10k

Thursday 14th June saw almost 150 runners make their way to the University of Ulster in Coleraine for the Boom 10k hosted by Springwell RC. The monies raised from the evenings racing were in support of the Boom Foundation which was established in 2013, following the death of Philip Wilson from sarcoma.

The two lap course started on the Cromore Road, going towards Portstewart before turning onto the Dundooan Road and along Portstewart Road, across the Boulevard to Millburn Road, and finally along the short incline back up past the University where the second lap commenced. Upon completing the circuit, runners were filtered into the University grounds and through the finish gantry.

 The start of the Boom 10k at the University of Ulster

The start of the Boom 10k at the University of Ulster

A leading group of five quickly formed from the start with John Paul Williamson and Matt Doherty (City of Derry), Eoin Hughes (Acorns AC), Kent Swann (North Belfast Harriers) and Paul Thompson (Springwell RC) setting the early pace. As the race started the second lap it was John Paul who established himself in the lead with Eoin and Matt contesting second place. John Paul maintained his lead to claim victory in 33.22, Eoin continued his recent good form, finishing second in 34.11 with Matt third in 34.24. Paul finished fourth in a time of 35.29 with Kent no far behind, finishing fifth in 35.33.

 Simon McLean closely followed by Fergus Thompson at the finish of the Boom 10k

Simon McLean closely followed by Fergus Thompson at the finish of the Boom 10k

In the ladies race Deborah Gilliland (Springwell RC) dominated the race from the start, claiming victory in 40.52 and 17th overall. Nicola Frizzelle (Springwell RC) finished in 43.28 for second place and 28th overall. Caroline Irwin (Springwell RC) completed the podium in 44.04 and 32nd overall.

Springwell RC Results - 4th Paul Thompson 35.29 (1st M40), 7th Fergus Irwin 37.58 (3rd M35), 8th David O’Neil 38.51, 9th Bryan Edgar 39.29 (1st M55), 10th Alister Jamison 39.32 (1st M45), 11th David McAfee 39.39 (2nd M40), 12th Ross Armstrong 39.40, 13th Jimmy Stewart 40.02, 14th Andy Dowey 40.14, 16th Aaron Moffatt 40.45 (3rd M40), 17th Deborah Gilliland 40.52 (1st FO), 19th Maurice Walker 41.32 (2nd M45), 23rd Terry Glenn 42.19 (3rd M45), 24th Dave Sexton 42.22 (2nd M55), 25th Gary Moore 42.35, 28th Nicola Frizelle 43.28 (2nd FO), 29th James McMullan 43.31 (3rd M55), 30th David McGaffin 43.51 (2nd M50), 32nd Caroline Irwin 44.04 (3rd FO), 33rd Gary Kendall 44.08, 34th Stephen Beggs 44.34, 35th Martin Smith 44.39, 39th Aoife Carr 45.38, 40th Simon McLean 45.45, 41st Fergus Thompson 45.50, 46th Peter Jack 46.21 (2nd M60), 47th Catherine Pinkerton 46.26 (1st F40), 48th Kieran Cooke 46.32 PB, 51st Hugh Deighan 47.06, 54th Stephen McLaughlin 47.30 PB, 55th Pauline Mullan 47.31 (1st F45), 63rd Claire Ramsey 49.08 (1st F35), 67th George Brien 50.10 (3rd M60), 68th David Boorman 50.25, 70th Jim Bradley 50.47 (3rd M50), 77th Elizabeth Deighan 51.53, 78th Andrew Kincaid 51.59, 81st Mark Neely 52.30, 83rd Magella McAteer 52.56, 86th Jim Platt 53.55 (1st M75), 87th Paula McNicholl 54.01, 89th Mary Brogan 54.14 (1st F50), 90th Eden Whiteside 54.25 PB, 91st Andrew Wilson 54.32, 92nd Carolyn Crawford 54.40 (3rd F35), 93rd Liz Dowey 54.47 (2nd F50), 95th Janet Patrick 55.07, 97th Betty Anne O’Kane 55.30 (3rd F50), 102nd Camilla Long 56.39, 104th Stephanie Lynch 57.23, 106th Heather McLaughlin 58.16, 107th Kirsty – Lee Green 58.28, 111th Mariette Mulvenna 58.28 PB, 117th Karen Robinson 59.29 PB, 120th Kate McNichol 1.00.24, 122nd Fiona Walker 1.00.35, 123rd Amanda Scott 1.00.36, 124th Catherine Byers 1.00.37, 125th Barbara Ferguson 1.00.39, 126th Emer Thompson 1.00.50, 132nd Julie Corbett 1.03.47, 133rd Pauline Duke 1.03.47,135th Lorraine Abernethy 1.05.53,144th Deborah Purdy 1.19.26

 Mary Brogan, Liz Dowey and Carolyn Crawford at the Boom 10k

Mary Brogan, Liz Dowey and Carolyn Crawford at the Boom 10k

Donegal Grand Prix Series – Buncrana 10k

The 10k in Buncrana on Saturday 16th June saw Springwell RC’s Ciara Toner produce another fantastic performance, running a 36.18 to finish as 1st lady, fourth overall and breaking her own Springwell RC record for the distance.

 Race Organiser Jacqueline McDaid with Ciara Toner

Race Organiser Jacqueline McDaid with Ciara Toner

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